Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To put into or compose in poetic meter; versify.
  • transitive v. To convert into or adopt the metric system.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make verse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To make verse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To compose meters or verses.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. convert from a non-metric to the metric system
  • v. compose in poetic meter

Etymologies

French métrifier, from Old French, from Medieval Latin metrificāre : Latin metrum, measure; see meter1 + Latin -ficāre, -fy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin metrum meter + -fy: compare French métrifier. (Wiktionary)

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